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As part of our commitment to the communities we serve, we love teaming up with local organizations that focus on making significant and positive change in the lives of people and animals. Our community page is dedicated to the independent non-profit organizations that we choose to support because they provide excellent education, shelter, healing, hope, meals, love and second chances for individuals and animals. Our hope is that you take a moment to read about the excellent contributions they give to our communities and the life-changing services they provide and think about how you can support their efforts to make a difference in a life.

Ava, our beautiful dog who adorns our VO offices was adopted through the Prison Pet Partnership (PPP). PPP is located on the grounds of the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor. Their program operates a boarding and grooming facility and has a special vocational education program that provides training for inmates giving them job skills and self-confidence to find employment in the pet care industry upon release. PPP rescues an average of 20 dogs annually. The program focuses on training service dogs and “paroled pets”. Their special group of service dogs help disabled persons lead a more independent life. “Paroled Pets” are trained and placed in forever homes. Supporting the PPP makes a very positive difference in the life of someone with a special need while offering valuable skills and a second chance to inmates and rescued dogs. See their inspiring work at

The Kitsap Humane Society is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to providing protection, prevention, adoption and education services. KHS is transforming animal welfare and building a legacy of excellence in our community by offering programs that have a positive approach and include open adoptions, foster care, community engagement through volunteering, low-cost spay & neuter services, humane education and so much more. KHS’s mission is to provide an excellent standard to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in need. An amazing 97% of KHS’s rescued 6,708 animals were rehomed in 2018. They are setting the gold standard in our community for the welfare of animals. Their selfless staff and hundreds of volunteers are the safety net for pets in need. For more information or to volunteer visit them at

We love everything about the West Sound Wildlife Shelter and their mission. The Shelter is currently located on Bainbridge Island and serves all our local communities by providing a second chance at life for orphaned, injured and sick wild animals that share our habitats. Their amazing dedicated team of veterinary doctors, staff and volunteers keep the shelter open 7 days a week. Unrelenting in their mission to promote the well-being of wildlife and their habitats through public outreach, education, and involvement and to rescue, rehabilitate and release wild animals back into the wild where they belong. Their education programs teach all generations how to responsibly share our backyard environments with wild- lives and what to do if you find an injured or orphaned animal. Please visit their website to find out how you can help save a wildlife at:

The Tacoma Rescue Mission provides emergency services such as shelter and food to the homeless or hurting. They also offer self-sufficiency programs to help lift a person from poverty and break the chains of addictions. Tacoma Rescue Mission is a beacon of hope, and healing to the most impoverished members of our community. To learn more about their mission please visit their website at: